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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Mar 31, 2009 2:21pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Any ABBA TV in the Public Domain?

Probably too soon to ask, but when will ABBA's appearances on Spanish, French, German, Swedish, British and Japanese TV enter the public domain? I am well-aware that ABBA's appearance on Metromedia's "Wonderama" program is probably not under copyright anymore (Hardly unusual, since Metromedia trashed almost every show they made, unless the producers requested copies be kept), and ABBA also appeared on a few minor United States programs...Are these PD?

I'm wondering, since I've been listening to ABBA's entire discography from the first album to their last album (1973's "Ring Ring" to 1981's "The Visitors"), as well as B-Sides and misc stuff (including a take of "Thank You for the Music" with the blonde Agnetha Faltskog mimicking Doris Day), and I'd love to see ABBA in IA in a fully-legal way.

Trivia: The only song composed by all 4 members together is "I Am an A", which was performed at their concerts. Amazingly, Agnetha Faltskog (the blonde girl) was a prolific songwriter, composed much of her swedish solo albums, yet only contributed to 3 ABBA songs as a songwriter, "I Am An A" of course, another concert song called "I'm Still Alive" (which featured her playing piano), and "Disillusion", which appeared on their first album.

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Poster: cathyftr Date: Apr 2, 2009 6:10pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any ABBA TV in the Public Domain?

Wonderama might be your best bet. Also Dolly Parton did a syndicated variety show back in the 70's ( not the bomb she did for ABC in the late 80s ) and I think ABBA appeared on that. I know KC & The Sunshne Band and Wild Cherry ( Play That Funky Music ) and Alan ( Undercover Angel ) O'Day did.

However I am not sure if that show is in PD or not. My guess is that it may very well be in public domain since the sshow was syndicated and even Dolly herself doesnt talk about it besides most of the acts that did appear on "Dolly" like Alan O'Day are more/less forgotten today.

If ABBA did appear...then they and KC were the few exceptions.